Mathematical Geology

Instructions to Authors

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1. Papers are accepted for publication in the journal that are concerned with the application and use of mathematics, statistics, and computers in the earth sciences. Manuscripts must be in English and maybe submitted electonically through the journal's web-based system. Paper submissions maybe made only by special request to the Editor-in-chief:

Note: In case you encounter any difficulties with the web-based submission, you should contact an editorial assistant by clicking on "contact us" from the tool bar.

2. Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. A statement transferring copyright from the authors (or their employers, if they hold the copyright) to the International Association for Mathematical Geology will be required before the manuscript can be accepted for publication. The Editor-in-Chief will supply the necessary forms for this transfer.

3. Submit via the web as instructed at: or

4. All papers should be in English. Papers should be no longer than 5000 words; papers of less than 1500 words may be considered as Short Notes.

5. A title page is to be provided and should include the title of the article, author's name (no degrees), author's affiliation, and suggested running head. The affiliation should comprise the department, institution (usually university or company), city, and state (or nation) and should be typed as a footnote to the author's name. The suggested running head should be less than 80 characters (including spaces) and should comprise the article title or an abbreviated version thereof. For office purposes, the title page should include the complete mailing addresses, telephone number fax number, and e-mail address of the one author designated to review proofs.

6. An informative abstract is to be provided, preferably no longer than 300 words; it should not be an introduction. In addition, it should be written such that it can be understood by most geologists. Avoid statistical jargon such as ergodic. Short Notes do not require an abstract.

7. A list of 3-6 key words is to be provided directly below the abstract. Key words should express the precise content of the manuscript, as they are used for indexing purposes; key words should not duplicate words in the title.

8. An introduction should be written such that it can be read by the geological community at large. For specific examples of the proper style examine recent issues of "Geology" or the "American Statistician".

9. Illustrations are to be numbered consecutively. Captions for illustrations should be typed on a separate sheet of paper. Photographs should be glossy prints showing good contrast. Either original drawings or good-quality photographic prints are acceptable. All symbols are to be explained; maps must have a scale. Weights and measures should be expressed in the metric system. All illustrations are to be identified on the back with the author's name and number of the illustration.

10. Tables should be numbered consecutively and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.

11. List references alphabetically at the end of the paper and refer to them in the text by name and year in parentheses. Where four or more authors are involved, only the first author's name is given in the text, followed by the phrase "and others." References must be complete, including the names of all authors, title of paper, volume and issue number of journal or bulletin, and page range or total pages.

12. All news items, letters to the editor, announcements, etc., to be placed in the journal should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief. Other association business should be addressed to the Secretary General: Prof. Clayton V. Deutsch, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 Canada

13. More extensive Instructions to Contributors can be found in Math. Geology, v. 18, no. 8, p. 869-882 and on the editor's web site.

14. After a manuscript has been accepted for publication and after all revisions have been incorporated, a printed copy of your manuscript in final form should be sent along with a copy of it on diskette or CD-R. The disk or CD-R must be the one from which the accompanying manuscript (finalized version) was printed out. Because of differing print standards, the Editor's Office cannot accept a disk or CD-R without its accompanying, matching hard-copy manuscript. For typesetting, most formats except PDF are acceptible. Label the disk or CD-R with identifying information--kind of computer used, type of software and version number, disk format amd file name of article, as well as abbreviated journal name, authors' last names, and (if room) paper title. Package the disk in a proper mailer or protective cardboard. Once the manuscript has been sent to the publisher, the contents of each issue is placed on the editor's web page. After the publisher has processed it, they will send you proofs as pdf files by e-mail. You should then download the proofs, print and correct them and return them as instructed. For that reason, please notify me if your e-mail address changes.

15. The journal makes no page charges. Color figures are accepted but will only appear as color in the on-line version. Color figures will be desaturated and published as black and white in the print version unless special arrangements have been made, Reprints are available to authors, and order forms with the current price schedule are sent with proofs.

Format of Manuscript Example Citations Journal Abbreviations Journal Style